After a series of rumors and leaks, HMD Global unveiled the new Nokia 8000, as well as the modern version of the Nokia 6300. Both phones work in 4G / LTE networks, have budget chipsets from Qualcomm and run KaiOS software. Other similarities include support for YouTube, Facebook, WhatsApp, Google Assistant and other utilities from the KaiStore.
Nokia 6300 received a plastic case and is available in four colors: green, blue, gray and white. It has a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a standard numeric keypad, a Snapdragon 205 chip, 512 MB of RAM and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. It is powered by a 1500 mAh battery, there is support for microSD cards and two SIM cards, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS.
The Nokia 8000 is equipped with a Snapdragon 210 chip, 512MB of RAM, a 4GB flash drive expandable by 32GB and a 2MP camera with flash. The diagonal of the display is 2.8 inches.
In Europe, the Nokia 6300 and Nokia 8000 will be offered at 49 (about US$ 57.8) and 79 euros (about US$ 93.2) respectively. Later this month, the phones will appear in several markets.
Nokia 6300 4G and 8000 4G specifications
- 2.4-inch (6300 4G) / 2.8-inch (8000 4G) (320 x 240 pixels) QVGA display
- 1.1GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform (MSM8905) with Adreno 304 GPU
- 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
- Dual SIM (nano + nano)
- VGA (6300 4G) / 2MP (8000 4G) rear camera with flash light
- 3.5 mm headphone jack, FM Radio
- 6300 4G Dimensions: 131.4 x 53.0 x 13.7mm;Weight: 104.7g
- 8000 4G Dimensions: 132.2×56.5×12.34mm;Weight: 110.2g
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, A-GPS, Micro USB
- 1500mAh removable battery
Nokia phones are the most trusted devices on Counterpoint ranking
HMD Global may not be having the best of the years since the revival of Nokia smartphones. However, this is pretty much understandable since the company suffered during Q1 and Q2 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the disruption in the market. The Finnish company has postponed several of its smartphones and we’re still here waiting for the highly-anticipated flagship Nokia 9.3 PureView. Despite this, Nokia still rocks solid as one of the most trustable companies for some customers. That is what says Counterpoint Research. According to the research firm, Nokia tops the chart on its “Trust Ranking” for smartphone companies.
Counterpoint’s ranking evaluates four important segments – Software update frequency, security updates, build quality, and devices recommended for enterprises. Nokia has been doing a solid job by keeping its smartphones up to date and safe with regular security patches. In fact, we can say that Nokia is the only company that really succeeded with the Android One program. First of all, all eligible Nokia smartphones are currently running Android 10. The company has a total of 20 smartphones running Android 10. OnePlus comes in second with just 7 devices. So we can say that HMD Global is doing a stellar job here. One can say that this is due to the Android One program. Well, Xiaomi proves that Android One devices can be a mess.